Medicine & Compassion: An Evening Benefit in Boulder for Lukla Hospital with Dr. David R. Shlim

David Shlim, MD

November 5, 2009

Tuition $35 +

You are cordially invited to join us for this intimate evening benefit featuring the sumptuous Nepalese cuisine of Sherpa’s Restaurant and a special photo presentation and discussion with Dr. David R. Shlim.

The co-author with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche of Medicine & Compassion: A Tibetan Lama’s Guidance for Caregivers, Dr. Shlim ran the world’s busiest destination travel clinic in Kathmandu for fifteen years. During this time, he offered free medical care to Tibetan refugees and the Tibetan Buddhist monastic community, and served as attending physician for the great Tibetan teacher, Tulku Urygen and Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche. Dr. Shlim also attended to the surviving members of the Mount Everest disaster documented in Jon Krakauer’s highly acclaimed Into Thin Air. He is also one of the world’s most respected experts in travel medicine.

Dr. Shlim has spent the last several years working on his project, Medicine and Compassion, in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of emphasizing compassion in the Western medical community. His book co-written with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche signifies the first time that Tibetan Buddhist teachings have been tailored to the needs of Western physicians, nurses, caregivers, therapists, and social workers.

Dr. Shlim will also be offering a weekend retreat on Medicine & Compassion at Shambhala Mountain Center from November 6 – 8.

Sherpa’s Restaurant is located at 825 Walnut Street in downtown Boulder. The evening begins at 7pm.

Tickets for the evening are $35 per person and include dinner and the best chai in town.

Proceeds benefit L’Hopital Lukla, the hospital closest to Mount Everest. This is the home village of Pemba Sherpa, owner of Sherpa’s Restaurant, who will also be leading our upcoming Sacred Journey to Nepal in April of 2010. For more information about this trip, please contact Tina Patterson at (888) 586–9958 or

David Shlim, MD

David R. Shlim, MD, is the co-author, with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, of Medicine and Compassion: A Tibetan Lama’s Guidance for Caregivers. Dr. Shlim directed the world’s busiest destination travel medicine clinic in Kathmandu for fifteen years, during which time he also offered free medical care to the Tibetan Buddhist monastic community and newly-arrived Tibetan refugees. In addition to teaching about medicine and compassion, Dr. Shlim is one of the most respected travel medicine experts in the world. For more information, visit

Program Details

Financial aid is available for this program.